Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Día de los muertos Family Celebration

November 4th, 2009

Día de los muertos in New Orleans Sunday, November 1, 2009 A vibrant crowd assembled at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint to celebrate…  read more

Day of the Dead

October 30th, 2009

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the time of the year when the spirit world…  read more

Honduran Expert Leticia Salomón Speaks with Tulane Latin Americanists

October 20th, 2009

On Monday, October 19th, Leticia Salomón, director of scientific research at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras met with members of the Tulane Latin Americanist…  read more

$12.3 Million Gift for Latin American Studies

October 13th, 2009

By: Mike Strecker (Photo: Ludovico Feoli, Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Executive Director of the Centro de Investigación y…  read more

Poverty & Inequality Expert Joins Stone Center

October 5th, 2009

By: Ryan Rivet Renowned economist Nora Lustig, whose field of study focuses on poverty and inequality, has joined the faculty of the Department of…  read more

Mesa-Lago Quoted in Caracas Newspaper

October 5th, 2009

Distinguished Greenleaf Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, was recently quoted extensively for the article “Venezuela pays USD 5.6 billion for Cuban staff…  read more

Stone Center Alum Elizabeth Van Sant participates in New Orleans Coffee Festival

October 2nd, 2009

Latin American Studies alum and former Stone Center for Latin American Studies colleague, Elizabeth Van Sant, participated in the First Annual Coffee Fest at the…  read more

LAGO Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers - Extended Deadline!

September 27th, 2009

Call for Papers Extended Deadline: October 31, 2009 Submit abstracts to: LAGO The Latin American Graduate Student Association (LAGO) of Tulane University invites you to…  read more

Greenleaf Chair Carmelo Mesa-Lago Contributes Op-ed to El País and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 21st, 2009

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is honored to have Carmelo Mesa-Lago join their faculty this year as the Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair…  read more

Political Science Chair Anthony Pereira moderates WACNO Honduran Panel

September 19th, 2009

On September 18, 2009, Professor Anthony Pereira of Tulane University’s Department of Political Science moderated a panel on the crisis in Honduras hosted by the…  read more

Former Tulane Rockefeller Fellow Returns to NOLA for Book Press

September 14th, 2009

Ned Sublette, who served as a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at Tulane University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies from 2004-2005, is the author…  read more

Pebbles Center featured in the News

August 27th, 2009

Pebbles Center rich cultural resource Thursday, August 27, 2009 By: K.G. Wilkins Originally published in the Times-Picayune The Pebbles Center, a partnership between the Stone…  read more

Stone Center Prepares for 2009 Graduate Student Orientation

August 5th, 2009

The 2009 Graduate Student Orientation at the Stone Center will take place from Thursday, August 20 – Friday, August 21. The Stone Center will welcome…  read more

Is it a Coup in Honduras?

July 22nd, 2009

Ryan Rivet Photo: Anthony Pereira, Professor and chair of the department of Political Science, talks about the possible outcome of negotiations between deposed Honduran…  read more

Guatemala Through Their Eyes

July 20th, 2009

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin Members of the Tulane University Innovative Learning Center are on location shooting audio and video content for a multimedia learning program…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Why Marronage Still Matters: Lecture with Dr. Neil Roberts

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What is the opposite of freedom? Dr. Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force: slavery, and from there he unveils powerful new insights on the human condition as it has been understood between these poles. Crucial to his investigation is the concept ofmarronage—a form of slave escape that was an important aspect of Caribbean and Latin American slave systems. Roberts examines the liminal and transitional space of slave escape to develop a theory of freedom as marronage, which contends that freedom is fundamentally located within this space.In this lecture, Roberts will explore how what he calls the “post-Western” concept and practice of marronage—of flight—bears on our world today.

This event is sponsored by the Kathryn B. Gore Chair in French Studies, Department of French and Italian.
For more information contact Ryan Joyce at or Fayçal Falaky at

Newcomb Art Museum to host María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for Gallery Talk

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Join us at the Newcomb Art Museum in welcoming Mexican artists María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for a noontime gallery talk as they discuss the current exhibition Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics (which features works by María José de la Macorra) and the focus and process of their work. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Newcomb Art Museum is featuring two ceramic exhibitions entitled Clay in Transit featuring contemporary Mexican ceramics and Clay in Place featuring Newcomb pottery and guild plus other never-before-exhibited pieces from the permanent collection.The exhibit presents the work of seven Mexican-born sculptors who bridge the past and present by creating contemporary pieces using an ancient medium. The exhibit will feature works by Ana Gómez, Saúl Kaminer, Perla Krauze, María José Lavín, María José de la Macorra, Gustavo Pérez, Paloma Torres.

Exhibition curator and artist Paloma Torres explains, “In this contemporary moment, clay is a borderline. It is a material that has played a critical role in the development of civilization: early man used clay not only to represent spiritual concerns but also to hold food and construct homes.” While made of a primeval material, the exhibited works nonetheless reflect the artists’ twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns as well as their fluency in diverse media—from painting and drawing to video, graphic design, and architecture.

The exhibit will run from January 18, 2018, through March 24, 2018. For more information on the exhibit and the artists, please visit the Newcomb Art Museum’s website.

Clay in Transit is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC ’91), Lora & Don Peters (A&S ’81), Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, Andrew and Eva Martinez, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: kibe

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Bate Papo! Try a bit of Brazil’s Middle Eastern flavor with these kibe treats. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Loyola University to host talk by Ward Churchill on Indigenism in North America

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Loyola University is excited to welcome acclaimed activist-intellectual Ward Churchill, author of the new book Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005 and 30 Year Anniversary edition of Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America.

Ward will give an explanation of indigenism, moving from there to the concepts of the Fourth World and the three-legged stool of classic, internal, and settler-state colonialism. He will discuss historical and ongoing genocide of North America’s native peoples and the systematic distortion of the political and legal history of U.S.-Indian relations.

A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights awards.

Please contact Nathan Henne ( for additional information.

Sponsored by
The Loyola Latin American Studies Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola
The Department of Language and Cultures
The Department of English

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so come by to take a load off and chat for a bit. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

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Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never heard of it? Come give it a try! It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before… This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at